Sunday 1 March 2009

Sunday Salon

Good morning to all of the Sunday Saloners.
I have a bit of a dilemma, which I hope that one of you, with your vast years of reading experiences combined, might be able to help me with. My husband has recently purchased a new car, which will allow us to travel more around the country to visit relatives. Now as much as I look forward to seeing members of my family on a more regular basis, I don't look forward to the endless hours stuck in the car commenting on how every motorway looks the same. My children do not need my attention in the car, as they have DVDs to watch and are more than happy to be provided with an endless supply of edible goodies, usually banned on normal school day. So I would like to be able to spend those hours reading, but unfortunately I suffer with terrible car sickness. Do any of you have any tried and tested methods for combating car sickness?
Back to reading matters. This week I have successfully finished two books and I am whizzing through a third.
I finished The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T Anderson and The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris, which have both been reviewed on my blog.
The third book I am reading is A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. A young adult book set in Discworld. This is my first reading venture into Discworld. So far, so good.
This week, I hope to read the following three books.
Palace Pier by Keith Waterhouse, which is set in Brighton, one of my favourite places to visit.
Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman, who wrote the fabulous book made into a film, Practical Magic.
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett.
I doubt if I will get much reading done today, as I have lots of things to do, hopefully I should get a couple of hours this evening.
Have a good Sunday.


  1. We always have a window open and suck sweets but if you are travel sick then as far as I know reading is the worse thing that you can do as the words appear to jump around the page. Hope you manage to get something sorted.

  2. Sorry, I've no advice on the car sick matter...hope you find a way to make it work for you though!

    That was a great week of reading! I've yet to visit Discworld...and I want to sooooo badly!!! Why, oh why, can't there just be more hours for reading?!! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so far!

  3. I wish I could find a way to fight car sickness too. I can read on trains, but not on cars or buses. Maybe try audiobooks?

    I'm glad you're enjoying A Hatful of Sky! Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors. That book is actually a direct sequel to The Wee Free Men, but I'm glad it's working as a standalone. You should go back and read that one when you're done, though, because it's even better :D

  4. I don't get car sick so much as I get plane sick. Dramamine works for me, but it also makes me sleep. I'd suggest an ipod or mp3 player of some kind. The books can be expensive, but if it's only for an ocassional trip it might be worth it. You can find a deal on books ocassionally too you watch out.
    Enjoy the new car!

  5. I get carsick too on long trips. Drinking ginger ale and eating saltines might help. Theres also an over the counter medicine that helps it.
    Enjoy your reading :O)
    I havent forgotten your book, it will be in the mail soon! I promise, so sorry for the delay!

  6. I'm planning on reading Practical Magic myself this month. This will be my first experience with Hoffman and as I have heard great things I am looking forward to it.

  7. I can't offer any advice, I'm not a carsick person. I've never read any Discworld books. I tried The Colour of Magic but it wasn't working for me. Interested to hear what you have to say about it!


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